The votes are in!

posted Apr 14, 2015, 4:00 PM by
The final votes have been counted for this year's Grand Canyon Reader's Award contest.  Students at John Jacobs participated in this contest and our school's votes aligned with the statewide winners.  The winning book in the Picture Book category is "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.  This is a delightful story about different colored crayons in a little boy's box of crayons who are tired of being used to color the same things over and over.  They each write a letter to the boy and ask to be used to draw different things.  The results are heartwarming and humorous!  The winning book in the Intermediate (chapter) Book category is "Wonder" by R. J. Palacio.  "Wonder" is an amazing story about ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial deformities.  Auggie goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan.  His story is compassionately revealed as he endures the taunting and fear of his classmates and struggles to be seen as just another student.